TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
To encourage uniform data, let's make some arbitrary rules:
- If you are a contractor, then base your reply on the
last place you had a major contract.
- 1 FTE = 1 Person-Year
- "Technical writer" includes people whose primary job is to
plan, write, or maintain technical text, including CAI. Excluded
are trainers, business writers, and people who mainly write
- The period addressed is Jan 93 to Dec 93
- "Visual communicators" include book designers, graphic
artists, photographers, and video people
- "Editors" include copyeditors, editorial assistants, indexers,
and production people, but exclude printing & photocopying
- "Technical staff" includes anybody who is directly involved in
producing "product": engineers, scientists, programmers
testers, but excludes their managers, also excludes
all support people.
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